Here's the latest out of the American League Central, where we're hearing further confirmation that the White Sox are willing/trying to move John Danks, the Twins are trying to keep Cuddyer and looking at Capuano, and Indians fans are considering CBA scouting ramifications:
Sox GM Ken Williams dangling John Danks - Chicago Sun-Times
"Several major-league sources, as well as a Sox source, confirmed to the Sun-Times that Williams has been shopping Danks as next week’s winter meetings draw closer. The Sox are set to move the left-handed starter rather than have him go through one last year of arbitration, then free agency."
Tigers weighing pursuit of Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes - The Detroit News
"The Tigers are sticking to past statements they can afford only so many $20 million players. And that's two, which means Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander have filled their high-end quota. Cespedes, however, could have his impending bonanza spread over multiple years. And that could give the Tigers wiggle room to invest in a star sure to be sought by deeper-pocketed teams such as the Yankees and Red Sox."
Twins Looking At Capuano - @LaVelleNeal
Twins are Interested in lefty Chris Capuano, who was with the Mets last year. Great pickoff move. Has had two Tommy John surgeries.
Twins Fighting to keep Cuddyer - @SI_JonHeyman
#twins trying hard to keep @mcuddy5 (michael cuddyer). cant blame 'em. terrific at bat and in clubhouse.
Are the Indians getting better at drafting players? - Let's Go Tribe
"While everyone debates the ramifications of the newly christened CBA, I think one of the biggest takeaways is that, for better or worse, the playing field for acquiring amateur players has been leveled. If I am correct, the importance of being good at amateur evaluation has risen for a low-revenue time like the Indians."
5 Questions with Chicago White Sox' Expert Jim Margalus - MLB Daily Dish
MLBDD sits down with White Sox' Expert Jim Margalus of South Side Sox to discuss the changes in management, the struggles of high-priced veterans, and other topics Sox.